SFF: Singing Friends Festival
Catherynne M. Valente
with the game show
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Mic" hosted by Heath Miller
• doors open 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 5th
For over a decade it has been our tradition to feature our official holiday family, Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, in a special family program. However, they are enjoying their holiday season (and then some!) in Paris. So to maintain the festive spirit, we are presenting music and games from two sf/f greats.
She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels. A fourth is forthcoming. She lives with her wife and dog in Baltimore, Maryland.
Find her online at sarahpinsker.com and on Twitter @sarahpinksker.
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it).
She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.
She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.
Heath Miller is an actor from Perth, Western Australia. Often found in theatres, recording studios, comedy clubs, television sets, convention centres and YouTube videos – Heath currently finds himself living on an island off the coast of Maine with one improbably large cat, one improbably large dog, one improbably fluffy puppy, and a brace of regular sized chickens. You can follow him on Twitter at @veryheathmiller.
The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc. The series usually takes place the first Tuesday of every month, but maintains flexibility in time and space, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and Facebook.
The Cafe has excellent food, a coffee bar, beer and wine. The Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.
Jim Freund is Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. He has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967. His long-running live radio program, “Hour of the Wolf,” broadcasts and streams (most) every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:00-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for two months after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.) An audiobook collection of 15 hours of his interviews, Chatting Science Fiction, is available for download at iTunes and Audible.com, and Downpour.com. In addition, Jim is Podcast Host and Post-Production Editor for the two-time Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed Magazine.
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Avenue is an open and collaborative movement building space, only minutes away from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Avenue subway stops in downtown Brooklyn. The Commons provides resources to the progressive community including affordable office and meeting spaces as well as an event venue that can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films and workshops. If you are interested in meeting or event space, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond St.)
Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway stop (A,C,G); Nevins St. (2,3,4,5); and the Barclay Center (B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5, and LIRR). Try the interactive map above.
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